Accessible urban development boosts Southall regeneration
A mixed-use development in the heart of Southall is under construction. Plans have been approved to build 133 residential units at 49 and 57-59 High Street, with 517 square metres of ground floor, flexible use commercial space. Motion provided transport advice and is currently assisting with Section 278 detailed design of small- scale highway works for housing developer Mackenzie (South West) Homes.
Motion’s team of transport planners reached an agreement with the London Borough of Ealing that delivery vehicles could unload on Southall High Street. According to Motion Technical Director David Lewis, “One of the key challenges was persuading the local highway authority that all servicing and deliveries could be undertaken on-street. We demonstrated that the servicing arrangements would not affect the operation of the High Street or adjacent bus stops. The developer was, therefore, not required to provide on-site loading facilities.”
The land at 49 High Street was previously occupied by a public house and is at the heart of an area undergoing extensive regeneration. The mixed-use scheme comprises commercial high street frontage, two studio flats, 89 one-bedroom, 39 two-bedroom and 3 three-bedroom units. The new development will be car-free, with the exception of two parking spaces for Blue Badge holders.
David Lewis adds, “The site is situated in a highly accessible town centre location which benefits from good pedestrian and cycle access, and is well-served by public transport links. Southall railway station is within five minutes’ walk and will be on the Crossrail route, which will enhance the public transport infrastructure and accessibility of the site.”
This article first appeared in the Winter 2018/19 issue of Insight.
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